There’s so much that could be discussed in this space regarding Monday’s senseless killing of six people at a Tennessee Christian school.
I hope we can all agree that the person who did the killing was an evil, and mentally ill individual. At the very least, he/she didn’t know what the hell she/he was … past tense used intentionally.
I’m pretty sure the killer’s motive will soon be learned, after digging through its (don’t know what he/she is) detailed maps of the school campus, as well as its manifesto.
It didn’t take long for the left to call for the banning of semi-automatic weapons, right on cue from the “Where-am-I-in-chief” Biden - who boasted about his love for ice cream and “the cute little kids” in front of him - before finally talking about the needless death of three adults and three children. The transition from, I guess, trying to be funny, to offering a calming presidential message, was embarrassing.
The right says lock the damn school doors and place off-duty law enforcement on campuses.
There’s plenty of money to fortify our schools. Just quit wasting money in Ukraine, or the many other countries that don’t like us.
Getting rid of the guns the left wants to get rid of won’t solve the problem.
How, and who would collect these evil guns, that do nothing to a human being unless picked up by a sick human being.
We have a whole lot less illegal aliens in our country, compared to the number of guns the left wants to purge from our land, yet we can’t seem to locate them and escort them out of the country.
The political games we play are helping to destroy our country.
Notice I said “helping to destroy” our country.
Fear mongering, and divisive tactics used as political tools is just part of the problem.
Violent video games, the damning of Christianity, the slow depletion of the traditional family where a mother and father raise their children (boys and girls, identified as one or the other at birth), moral relativism, and on and on have added to the societal decay in our country.
I heard one talking head on a liberal radio show Monday say putting a cop in school would traumatize students.
Of course it “could” traumatize some kids today. Look what they’re being taught.
Defund police. Police bad.
I was NEVER traumatized when I saw a policeman when I was a kid. Nor were any of the Black and Hispanic kids living in the same neighborhood.
The cops weren’t heavily armed either … they didn’t need to be.
We were taught that Mr. policeman was our friend. He was not our enemy.
(Note: If any of you are offended by me not including policewoman, LBGTQ - and whatever other letters are used today - cops, sorry, but in the 60s, I only remember Mr. Policeman.)
I hope each of you say a prayer for the souls of the six who were killed Monday, as well as for the families of the dead, and grieving community as a whole.
There are too many who say prayer is not the answer, and the only solution is getting rid of guns.
I’ll ask the question again … who changed?
It wasn’t that long ago I could walk onto/into any of the local school campuses and freely talk to an administrator, and even students in the halls.
When I was in high school we had open campuses and could leave school for lunch (if we had a ride).
Shortly after graduating from high school in the late 70s closed campuses picked up in popularity.
If eliminating every semi-automatic weapon solved all our ills, then why not do it?
Because everyone knows the use of guns, or any weapon for killing another human being, just like alcohol abuse, drug abuse, eating disorders, etc. – is just a symptom of a much larger issue.
As long as we continue saying God isn’t what He used to be, man is too masculine, children are capable of making the decision about what sex they want to be, less work for same pay and more paid days off are good, and dividing races in an attempt to gain more political power, then we’ll keep going downhill.
Those of you in my generation understand that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Again, who changed?
NCAA basketball tournament
I’m looking forward to the Final Four this weekend and the National Championship game the following Monday.
Every No. 1 seed was gone by the end of the Sweet 16.
The average seed of the Final Four (5.75) is the second-highest ever. The lowest seed is UConn (4). Miami (5), San Diego State University (5), and Florida Atlantic University (9) are in their first Final Four.
Last year’s Final Four field had a combined 57 appearances going in.
Gone are the days when at least two traditional powers took their seats in the Final Four.
Just as NIL and the transfer portal has changed college football forever, so, too, has it changed college basketball.
I remember back in 1966 (I was seven, living in El Paso) when the all-Black starting lineup from Texas Western College (now UTEP) defeated the mighty all-white Kentucky Wildcats in the national championship game.
That was cool watching them return to the El Paso Airport. Of course, at that age, we didn’t see color … we just saw a champion.
Exactly five weeks after hitting that big buck on SH 239, I am back in my car.
At first I thought it was taking a bit too long to get repaired, but after seeing the long list of replaced parts, and after hearing some of the stories about issues getting parts, I will not complain.
It could have been a lot worse – the accident, and the repairs.
Until next week, have a good week.
Mike Probst can be reached at email@example.com.
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